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SHIP NAME: Neptunia KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 4
source LMIU
type C
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dead 1
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Struck by missile, explosion, on fire Feb 14 1985 off Bushire, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished later same day Sank Feb 17. One dead


source NAVIOS
type C
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dead 2
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The most devastating attack was upon the Liberian tanker Neptunia which was hit in the Engine room and set ablaze off Bushehr on 14 February. An explosion three days later caused her to be the first tanker to be sunk in the Iraqi campaign.

Fixed wing, Exocet. 2 killed, 3 injured. Sank.


source HOOKE
type C
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dead 1
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One of the 28 Filipino crewmen was killed and another three injured when the Liberian motor tanker Neptunia was struck in her engine room by an Iraqi warplane about 12 miles south of Bushire in lat 28.45N, 50.45E at about 2.20 pm on February 14, 1985. Loaded with 60,000 tonnes of kerosene, the Neptunia burst into flames and with the fire spreading to all her tanks, she exploded and sank on February 17.


source CTX
type C
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material
dead 2
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Guessing she was north bound. This is one of the very few tankers that was actually sunk in the Iran-Iraq War. She was smaller (61,873 dwt) than most tanker victims, carrying light product, and the ER fire was able to reach the cargo tanks. As crazy as it seems, being a product carrier, there is a possibility that unlike the bigger crew carriers she was not inerted. We need to know.